Carmella Opens Up About Recent Miscarriage, Ectopic Pregnancy
Carmella opens up about her recent miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy
Writing on the final day of Infant Loss Awareness month, WWE's Carmella opened up about two recent pregnancy losses.
Carmella revealed that she suffered a miscarriage in September. She then became pregnant again but was treated for an ectopic pregnancy on Monday.
An ectopic pregnancy is "when a fertilised egg implants itself outside of the womb, usually in one of the fallopian tubes." It is not possible to save the pregnancy. According to the NHS, 1 in every 90 pregnancies in the UK is ectopic.
Carmella wrote on Instagram:
"I've gone back and forth with myself about posting this because I'm not looking for any sort of sympathy, but since today is the last day of Infant Loss Awareness month, I wanted to share my story. Today, I was treated for an ectopic pregnancy. I never thought something like this would happen to me, especially after suffering from an early miscarriage in September. Nothing can prepare you for this news after getting a positive pregnancy test. I was cautiously optimistic this time around after the early loss I had already experienced, but was hoping for the best.
"I spent 12 hours in the ER on Saturday when I started experiencing some sharp pains on my left side. After several tests and ultrasounds, I was given the devastating news that this was, in fact, an abnormal pregnancy. The reason I'm sharing all of this is because in the moment it feels so isolating. Why doesn't anyone ever talk about this? My husband and I watched [Iliza Shlesinger's] new comedy special last week and she spoke openly about her miscarriage. I immediately burst into tears.
"She went on to explain that we should be speaking more openly about this topic so we, as women, don't blame ourselves and think there's something wrong with us. I want to do the same. I'm part of this statistic and it's happening to me. Again, I'm not looking for sympathy, I know I'll eventually recover from all of this mentally, physically and emotionally. For anyone dealing with ANY type of pregnancy loss, I want you to know your feelings and emotions are valid, there is NOTHING wrong with you and you are not alone."
Carmella is married to WWE commentator Corey Graves. She has not wrestled inside a WWE ring since suffering an injury in August.